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Pinned topic How to read .pst files?

‏2006-02-16T08:40:48Z |
I want to develop an Java application that reads .pst files (MS outlook files).
I dont know how to produce on this.Does JavaMail API provodides any assistance for this??

Thanks in advance,
Mukunth..
Updated on 2011-07-04T15:00:18Z at 2011-07-04T15:00:18Z by SystemAdmin
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: How to read .pst files?

    ‏2006-02-17T02:19:01Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Microsoft uses an undisclosed proprietary format. It's also different between the 2002 and 2003 versions. I didn't see any active Outlook providers at the JavaMail Third Party Products page. Apparently most programs that can read .pst end up using the Windows API to talk to an Outlook dll. That would mean JNI and additional research for you. Another possibility is to link Outlook with an IMAP server and read from there.

    Thunderbird, in theory, can read outlook and you could check out its source or invoke its import capabilities. See Importing and exporting your mail for more information.

    "readpst is a utility for converting Microsoft Outlook mail files (personal folders) to standard UNIX mbox format." Its home is at readpst.

    O2M is a shareware product that supports mbox, vCard, and iCal file formats. For $10, it may be worth a shot.

    For more info about issues with .pst files, see

    Reading messages in MS Outlook PST files

    The .pst file has a different format and folder size limit in Outlook 2003
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    Re: How to read .pst files?

    ‏2010-12-18T17:31:32Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    There is Java API to create/read/parse .

    Try JPST: http://www.independentsoft.de
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    Re: How to read .pst files?

    ‏2011-04-19T13:35:51Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    There's also an open-source library available at: http://code.google.com/p/java-libpst/
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    Re: How to read .pst files?

    ‏2011-07-04T14:57:51Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    You can try [url=http://www.outlookpstreader.com]pst file reader[/url]. It is able to work under low system requirements, program works with copies of corrupted pst files.
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      Re: How to read .pst files?

      ‏2011-07-04T14:58:24Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      You can try http://www.outlookpstreader.com It is able to work under low system requirements, program works with copies of corrupted pst files.
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        Re: How to read .pst files?

        ‏2011-07-04T15:00:18Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        You can try pst file reader. It is able to work under low system requirements, program works with copies of corrupted pst files.